ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new state budget includes more dollars for after-school programs for the state's most vulnerable children.

The $175.5 billion spending plan approved Monday includes $10 million in new funds to support after-school programming for more than 6,000 additional students.

The money will target communities with high levels of gang activity, with a special focus on homeless students and those at risk of being recruited into a gang.

Nearly 75,000 students are already participating in similar after-school programs around the state.

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